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John Litel

John Litel (December 30, 1892 – February 3, 1972) was an American film actor. During World War I, Litel enlisted in the French Army and was twice decorated for bravery. Back in the U.S. after the war, Litel enrolled in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and began his stage career. In 1929, he started appearing in films. Part of the "Warner Bros. Stock Company" beginning in the 1930s, he appeared in dozens of Warner Bros. films. He often played supporting roles such as hard-nosed cops, district attorneys, etc. He appeared in over 200 films, including They Drive by Night (1940), Knute Rockne, All American (1940), They Died with Their Boots On (1941), Scaramouche (1952), and his final film role in Nevada Smith (1966).


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Born:
Dec 30, 1892
Movie/TV Credits:
183
First Appeared:
In the movie Finders Keepers 1929-12-27
Latest Project:
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage 1983-02-25
Known For
Poster of The Guilty
Poster of The Madonna's Secret
Poster of Invisible Agent
Poster of Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter
Filmography
Movie Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983-02-25
Movie Nevada Smith Doctor 1966-06-10
Series Branded Unknown 1965-01-24
Movie The Sons of Katie Elder Minister 1965-06-23
Movie The Gun Hawk Drunk - Madden's father 1963-07-19
Series Vacation Playhouse Unknown 1963-07-22
Series The Virginian Unknown 1962-09-19
Movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Vice-Adm. B. J. Crawford 1961-07-12
Movie Pocketful of Miracles Police Inspector McCrary 1961-12-18
Series Hazel Unknown 1961-09-28
Series Route 66 Unknown 1960-10-07
Series Hawaiian Eye Unknown 1959-10-07
Series Rawhide Unknown 1959-01-09
Series Lock-Up Unknown 1959-09-28
Series Wanted: Dead or Alive Unknown 1958-09-06
Series Bronco Unknown 1958-09-23
Series 77 Sunset Strip Unknown 1958-10-10
Movie Houseboat Mr. William Farnsworth 1958-11-19
Series Sugarfoot Unknown 1957-09-17
Series Perry Mason Unknown 1957-09-21
Series Have Gun – Will Travel Unknown 1957-09-14
Movie The Hired Gun Mace Beldon 1957-09-20
Series Maverick Unknown 1957-09-22
Series Zorro Unknown 1957-10-10
Series Trackdown Unknown 1957-10-04
Movie Decision at Sundown Charles Summerton 1957-11-10
Movie Runaway Daughters George Barton 1956-01-20
Movie The Wild Dakotas Morgan Wheeler 1956-02-28
Series Dick Powell's Zane Grey Theater Unknown 1956-10-05
Movie Comanche Gen. Nelson A. Miles 1956-03-01
Movie The Kentuckian Pleasant Tuesday Babson 1955-08-01
Series The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp Unknown 1955-09-06
Movie Double Jeopardy Emmett Devery 1955-06-23
Series Cheyenne Unknown 1955-09-20
Movie Texas Lady Meade Moore (wigwam owner) 1955-11-23
Movie Sitting Bull Gen. Wilford Howell 1954-10-06
Series Climax! Unknown 1954-10-07
Series City Detective Unknown 1953-01-01
Movie Jack Slade Judge Davidson 1953-11-08
Series General Electric Theater Unknown 1953-02-01
Movie Scaramouche Dr. Dubuque 1952-05-08
Series Cavalcade of America Unknown 1952-10-01
Series My Hero (US) 1952-11-08
Movie Montana Belle Matt Towner 1952-11-07
Movie The Texas Rangers Major John B. Jones 1951-06-03
Movie The Groom Wore Spurs Uncle George 1951-03-13
Movie Cuban Fireball Pomeroy Sr. 1951-03-05
Movie Take Care of My Little Girl John Erickson (uncredited) 1951-07-06
Movie Little Egypt Shuster 1951-10-01
Movie Two Dollar Bettor John Hewitt 1951-09-09
Series I Love Lucy Unknown 1951-10-15
Movie Flight to Mars Dr. Lane 1951-11-11
Movie The Sundowners John Gall 1950-02-02
Movie Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Police Chief Sam Tolgate 1950-08-19
Series Lux Video Theatre Unknown 1950-10-02
Movie Woman in Hiding John Chandler 1950-11-22
Movie The Fuller Brush Girl Mr. Watkins 1950-09-15
Movie Rusty Saves a Life Hugh Mitchell 1949-01-01
Movie The Gal Who Took the West Colonel Logan 1949-09-01
Movie Outpost in Morocco Col. Pascal 1949-05-02
Movie Rusty's Birthday Hugh Mitchell 1949-11-03
Movie Mary Ryan, Detective Capt. Billings 1949-11-03
Movie Smart Woman Clark 1948-04-30
Movie My Dog Rusty Hugh Mitchell 1948-04-08
Movie I, Jane Doe Horton 1948-05-25
Movie Pitfall District Attorney 1948-06-24
Movie The Valiant Hombre Lon Lansdell 1948-12-15
Movie Rusty Leads the Way Hugh Mitchell 1948-10-21
Movie Key Largo Dispatcher (uncredited) 1948-07-31
Movie The Beginning or the End K.T. Keller 1947-02-19
Movie Lighthouse Hank Armitage 1947-01-10
Movie Easy Come, Easy Go Tom Clancy 1947-03-07
Movie Christmas Eve Joe Bland, FBI Agent 1947-10-31
Movie The Guilty Alex Tremholt 1947-03-22
Movie Cass Timberlane Webb Wargate 1947-11-06
Movie Heaven Only Knows Reverend Wainwright 1947-09-12
Movie Smooth as Silk Stephen Elliott 1946-02-01
Movie The Madonna's Secret Lt. Roberts 1946-02-16
Movie Night in Paradise Archon 1946-05-03
Movie Sister Kenny Medical Director 1946-10-10
Movie Swell Guy Arthur Tyler 1946-12-05
Movie She Wrote the Book Dean Fowler 1946-05-31
Movie The Crime Doctor's Warning Inspector Dawes 1945-09-27
Movie Salome, Where She Danced General Lee 1945-04-17
Movie Brewster's Millions Swearengen Jones 1945-04-07
Movie The Crimson Canary Roger Quinn 1945-11-09
Movie The Enchanted Forest Ed Henderson 1945-12-08
Movie The Daltons Ride Again Mitchael J. 'Mike' Bohannon 1945-11-23
Movie Northwest Trail Sergeant Means 1945-11-30
Movie San Antonio Charlie Bell 1945-11-29
Movie Henry Aldrich Plays Cupid Mr. Aldrich 1944-04-01
Movie Henry Aldrich, Boy Scout Sam Aldrich 1944-01-13
Movie Henry Aldrich's Little Secret Mr. Samuel J. Aldrich 1944-06-10
Movie Faces in the Fog Dr. Mason 1944-11-30
Movie Murder in the Blue Room Frank Baldrich 1944-12-01
Movie My Buddy Father Jim Donnelly 1944-10-12
Movie Henry Aldrich Gets Glamour Sam Aldrich 1943-04-30
Movie Murder in Times Square Dr. Blaine 1943-04-01
Movie Henry Aldrich Swings It Mr. Aldrich 1943-06-23
Movie Crime Doctor Emilio Caspari, the mystery man 1943-06-22
Movie Submarine Base James Xavier 'Jim' Taggart 1943-07-20
Movie Henry Aldrich Haunts a House Sam Aldrich 1943-11-10
Movie Where Are Your Children? Judge Edmonds 1943-11-26
Movie So Proudly We Hail Dr. Harrison 1943-09-08
Movie Mississippi Gambler Jim Hadley aka Francis Carvel 1942-04-17
Movie The Mystery of Marie Roget Henri Beauvais 1942-04-23
Movie Soldiers in White Maj. Charles Anthony 1942-02-07
Movie Don Winslow of the Navy Spencer Merlin 1942-01-06
Movie A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen Norman Hadley 1942-05-07
Movie Sealed Lips Mike Rofano / Fred Morton 1942-01-02
Movie Kid Glove Killer Matty 1942-04-17
Movie Henry Aldrich, Editor Sam Aldrich 1942-09-01
Movie The Boss of Big Town Michael Lynn 1942-12-07
Movie Henry and Dizzy Sam Aldrich 1942-06-05
Movie Invisible Agent John Gardiner 1942-07-31
Movie Men of Texas Colonel Colbert Scott 1942-07-03
Movie For the Common Defense! Subprefect Santiago Castillo 1942-06-20
Movie Madame Spy Peter Rolf 1942-12-11
Movie The Great Mr. Nobody John Wade 1941-02-15
Movie Father's Son William Emory 1941-02-12
Movie The Trial of Mary Dugan Mr. West 1941-02-14
Movie The Big Boss Bob Dugan 1941-04-28
Movie They Died with Their Boots On Gen. Phil Sheridan 1941-11-01
Movie Henry Aldrich for President Sam Aldrich 1941-10-17
Movie Thieves Fall Out Tim Gordon 1941-05-03
Movie Flight Angels Dr. Barclay 1940-05-18
Movie Murder in the Air Saxby 1940-06-01
Movie An Angel from Texas Quigley 1940-04-27
Movie Men Without Souls Reverend Thomas Storm 1940-05-20
Movie Virginia City Marshall 1940-03-23
Movie The Fighting 69th Captain Mangan 1940-01-27
Movie Castle on the Hudson Prison Chaplain 1940-02-17
Movie Gambling On The High Seas U.S. District Attorney Homer Sears 1940-06-22
Movie It All Came True Mr. 'Doc' Roberts 1940-04-06
Movie Lady with Red Hair Charles Bryant 1940-11-30
Movie Santa Fe Trail Martin 1940-12-13
Movie The Man Who Talked Too Much District Attorney Dickson 1940-07-16
Movie Father Is A Prince Dr. Mark Stone 1940-11-18
Movie March On, Marines Colonel Myers 1940-12-14
Movie They Drive by Night Harry McNamara 1940-07-27
Movie Money and the Woman Jerremy Helm 1940-08-17
Movie Knute Rockne All American Committee Chairman 1940-10-05
Movie Dodge City Matt Cole 1939-03-31
Movie On Trial Robert Strickland 1939-04-01
Movie You Can't Get Away with Murder Attorney Carey 1939-03-23
Movie Wings of the Navy Commander Clark 1939-02-11
Movie Nancy Drew... Trouble Shooter Carson Drew 1939-06-17
Movie Nancy Drew... Reporter Carson Drew 1939-02-18
Movie Secret Service of the Air Chief Agent Tom Saxby 1939-03-04
Movie The Bill of Rights Patrick Henry 1939-08-19
Movie Old Glory Patrick Henry (voice) 1939-07-07
Movie A Child Is Born Dr. Brett 1939-12-07
Movie On Dress Parade Col. Michael Riker 1939-11-18
Movie The Return of Doctor X Dr. Flegg 1939-12-02
Movie Dust Be My Destiny Prosecutor 1939-09-16
Movie Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Carson Drew 1939-09-09
Movie Love, Honor and Behave Jim Blake 1938-03-12
Movie Jezebel Jean La Cour 1938-03-19
Movie A Slight Case of Murder Mr. Post, banker 1938-03-05
Movie Gold Is Where You Find It Ralph Ferris 1938-02-12
Movie Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938-02-07
Movie Over The Wall Father Neil Connor 1938-04-02
Movie Broadway Musketeers Stanley 'Stan' Dowling 1938-10-07
Movie Comet Over Broadway Bill Appleton 1938-12-03
Movie Little Miss Thoroughbred Nelson "Nails" Morgan 1938-06-04
Movie Valley of the Giants Hendricks 1938-09-17
Movie Nancy Drew: Detective Carson Drew 1938-11-19
Movie My Bill John C. Rudlin 1938-07-08
Movie The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse Mr. Monroe, Prosecuting Attorney 1938-07-30
Movie Marked Woman Gordon 1937-04-10
Movie Black Legion Tommy Smith 1937-01-30
Movie Slim Wyatt Ranstead 1937-06-24
Movie Midnight Court Victor Shanley 1937-03-06
Movie The Life of Emile Zola Charpentier 1937-10-02
Movie Back in Circulation Dr. Eugene Forde 1937-09-25
Movie Missing Witnesses Inspector Lane 1937-12-11
Movie The Man Without a Country Lt. Philip Nolan 1937-11-27
Movie Alcatraz Island 'Gat' Brady 1937-11-06
Movie Fugitive in the Sky Mike Phelan 1936-11-28
Movie Give Me Liberty Patrick Henry 1936-12-19
Movie Wayward Robert 'Bob' Daniels 1932-02-19
Movie On the Border Dave (as John B. Litel) 1930-03-14
Movie Finders Keepers (as John B. Litel) 1929-12-27